St. Armands Circle, Sarasota

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An island with a misspelled name, St. Armands Circle was purchased by a Frenchman named St. Amand in the 19th century. His name was misspelled on land deeds, and that error became the name of the island. John Ringling, the circus magnate, purchased the land in 1917 and turned it into a residential and shopping area. Upon exploring, you'll discover that St. Armands Circle sits at the heart of the action, encompassed by shops, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor seating that allow you to enjoy the breeze over the water. Put St. Armands Circle into our Sarasota travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sarasota.
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  • Many small boutiques. Lots of people and good parking. Can definitely recommend to spend an afternoon there. Many places to eat and something for everyone.  more »
  • This is a nice get out of your car and walk shop and eat spot on a nice day...lots of local mom and pop businesses. Some good restaurants and bars to stop and refuel  more »
  • Nice shops, restaurants, great walking and siteseeing area. A must see and do if in Sarasota.. walk,across the bridge for a scenic walk  more »
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  • St. Armands Circle is an amazing place to visit and shop and holds many great memories for me. However, I would steer clear of shopping at Joan Michlin Galleries. We had a very bad experience doing business with JMG. My elderly mother did not understand the cost of what they sold her and when we attempted to return the merchandise the next day, they held firm to their no return policy. Any business that won't do what they can to support an elderly person on a limited income who made a very expensive mistake should be held accountable.
  • It has a multitude of wonderful dining experiences and several shops to purchase neat items as well as sundry shops where you can watch them make peanut brittle and waffles by hand fabulous desserts and candy... just a really cool place to spend the day atπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ–’
  • Entertaining, very high quality. Great to walk about with family/friends. But, be ready to spend some dough if shopping and dining.
  • A must see if you visit Sarasota. Trendy shops and restaurants. if you're here for Halloween, dress up and spend the evening at St. Armands but come early or you won't find parking. Lots of children and a thriller show.
  • I love St. Armands Circle. Great restaurants, stores, souvenir shops. My favorite place to go when staying in Siesta Key.

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